Wavemaker Partners

We take a co-investment approach to help startups bridge the “post-angel and pre-venture” gap, which was a challenging phase we experienced ourselves when we were founders. We will usually start with a $100K-$750K check and can follow on until $1M to $1.25M. In certain random opportunistic circumstances, we can also invest up to $5M per company by supplementing our investments with our internal sidecar funds.  We’ve done these with a few of our existing portfolio companies.  Our sidecar funds give us the flexibility to grow our existing stakes in rapidly growing portfolio companies and at the same time give us the luxury of investing in other non-traditional early stage opportunities.

We will lead rounds when we feel we are in the best position to do so and like to bring in co-investors who can add value. We are also just as comfortable to take a backseat, join a syndicate and help out whenever we are asked. The combination of portfolio building and co-investment has enabled us to invest in over 200+ companies and co-invest with over 120 early stage investors. These form a powerful network, which supports pattern recognition, diligence, co-investment, customer acquisition and corporate development.

Type
Investor
HQ
Santa Monica, US
Founded
2003
Wavemaker Partners was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, US

Key People/Management at Wavemaker Partners

Paul Santos

Paul Santos

Managing Partner
David Siemer

David Siemer

Managing Partner
Eric Manlunas

Eric Manlunas

Managing Partner
Dennis Goh

Dennis Goh

Partner
Jennifer Wilde Anderson

Jennifer Wilde Anderson

Vice President
Ari Klinger

Ari Klinger

Venture Partner
Adrian Vanzyl

Adrian Vanzyl

Venture Partner
Gavin Lee

Gavin Lee

Principal

Wavemaker Partners Office Locations

Wavemaker Partners has an office in Santa Monica
Santa Monica, US (HQ)
1333 2nd St

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Wavemaker Partners raises $66 mln for second Southeast Asia fund

Los Angeles and Singapore-based Wavemaker Partners, an early-stage venture firm, has closed its second Southeast Asia-focused fund at $66 million, beating its $50 million target. The fund's investors include IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.

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